St. Catherine a stain glass window in memory of Catherine Young (1887).

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The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.

Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and … Continue reading

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Things Old and New

By Ruth Powers
In the long tradition of the church, the month of May has been traditionally devoted our Blessed Mother. The catholic devotion that is probably most closely connect- ed to her is the rosary, so let’s take a look at how that form of prayer developed. Catholics are not the first people to pray using beads. Beads or knotted cords were used by Hindus and Buddhists to keep track of prayers … Continue reading

Walking by faith

By Bishop Joseph Kopacz
Over the next nine days the church throughout the world prepares in various ways to celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the culmination of the paschal mystery, the Lord Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension into heaven. … Continue reading

The Birthday of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

By Bishop Robert Barron – May 31, 2020
On this great feast of Pentecost, I would like to say “happy birthday” to every Catholic listening to me, for we hold, in our traditional theology, that Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. It would behoove us on this our birthday to reflect on the nature of the Church. In the Creed, which we recite every Sunday, we find the familiar phrase, “We believe in one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church.” All four of these marks can be seen from the beginning, at that first Pentecost, because all four are gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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Bishop Barron on Netflix’s “Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

By Bishop Robert Barron – May 28, 2020
In my newest video commentary, I talk about “Unorthodox,” a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago. It’s an admittedly compelling and well-acted drama, but more than a little problematic.

Tour of Ireland with Father O'Connor

Tour of Ireland with Father O'Connor

Father David O'Connor, pastor emeritus at St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Church, Natchez, will lead a ten day group trip to Ireland in June. He said "The group (limited to 40 people) will depart from Jackson international airport for Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, June 20 and will return from Dublin to Jackson on Tuesday, June 30. He added "the tour, a guided tour of many of Ireland's historic and scenic places, will take us to four great cities (Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Kilkenny) and to picturesque parts of rural Ireland, great coastlines, the great Marian shrine of Knock, interesting small towns and my home village church where I was baptized." … Read more

Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. … Father Ron's column

Catechism of the Catholic Church

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.

“In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can
perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God.”
Pope John Paul II

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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“These are the sacrifices most pleasing to God: mercy,
humility, praise, peace, charity.”
St. Augustine

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